The midfielders carried the day for Fulham FC as Fulham tickled the twine three times against Middlesborough at Craven Cottage with a 3-0 win. The win extends Fulham's unbeaten streak to seven games. The win puts Fulham even further away from the relegation zone and another week in the top half of the table.
The next games will be against other London teams, with Tottenham away on Boxing Day and Chelsea just two days later at the Cottage.
Danny Murphy, Jimmy Bullard and Clint Dempsey all netted for the Whites, with Dempsey starting at striker in place of Bobby Zamora. Bullard grabbed a rebound for the first goal. Murphy slotted home a penalty kick and Dempsey fired a thrid, all before expiration of the first hour.
Although Andy Johnson did not score for Fulham, he was twice denied by the Middlesborough goalkeeper and the game could have easily been four or five-nil.